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Aug 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
xhochb ground on their criticism of president obama. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: all eight candidates saved their best shots for president obama. >> our president simply doesn't understand how to lead. >> and the message is this, you are finished in 2012. >> reporter: mitt romney in iowa for the first time got heckled. >> obama care was patterned after mit's plan in massachusetts. >> reporter: fighting to keep his campaign ally, pawlenty vowed no more timidity. he clashed with michele bachmann. >> in congress her record of accomplishments and results is nonexistent. >> people are looking for a champion. they want someone who has been fighting. >> if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop because you're killing us. >> reporter: tea party favorite rick perry made clear he's going to run, mocked bay fellow texan. >> i'm very pleased he's coming in because he represent it is status quo. >> reporter: all the debaters did agree to oppose tax hikes, but this had been the most contentious debate. saturday comes the iowa straw poll that's sure to knock so
Aug 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
. nbc's steve handelsman has our report. >> reporter: on his campaign style swing through the midwest. >> you look very trust worthy. >> reporter: president obama was in iowa, the state that put him on the path to the white house in 2008. the path rick perry hopes he's on for 2012. the texas governor was in iowa, targeting barack obama. >> now, mr. president, you tried now for 2 1/2 years of government creating jobs. >> reporter: he brags about his jobs record. texas unemployment is a point lower than the u.s. average. oil companies are profitable, tax revenue has not dropped in texas, and in fact almost all of new texas jobs are government jobs. some call perry reckless. he's standing by this charge against the federal reserve. >> printing more money to play politics at this particular time in american history is almost treasonous in my opinion. >> reporter: the president hosted an economic forum. >> we're going to make it easier for people in rural areas looking for work to find out about companies that are hiring. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new hampshire talking jobs. >> i spe
Aug 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
. steve jobs issued a stunning resignation as chief executive of apple, the company he co-founded in a garage. the 56-year-old survived pancreatic cancer but has been on medical leave since january with an undisclosed condition. he's been elected chairman and tim cook will serve as ceo. jobs said he could no longer, quote, meet my duties and expectations as apple's ceo. apple skidded after hours after a brief halt in trade. >>> a big jump in july durable goods orders eased double-dip recession worries. buying was fueled by many still holding out hope ben bernanke will announce new stimulus in a wyoming speech tomorrow. gold fell more than $100 wednesday, one of the steepest falls ever. after hitting a 2 1/2 year low tuesday, bank of america shot up 11%, calling speculation of a merger with rival jpmorgan chase baseless. >>> home builder toll brothers rose 4.5% on giant quarterly income. google will pay half a billion dollars to settle a criminal probe into ads it ran from online canadian pharmacies that led to illegal imports. collective brands, parent of payless shoe sour
Aug 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
as asian stocks clawed back. u.s. market futures have fluctuated between up and down. and nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in his first reaction since standard and poor's downgraded u.s. bonds late friday, president obama rejected the aa-plus rating. >> no matter what some agency will say, we've always been and always will be a aaa country. >> reporter: but the dow lost 5.55%. the s&p 5006.66%. the nasdaq off 6.9%, the biggest drops in years, gold was up to an all-time high, $1700, a sign investors are scared. by last week's debt ceiling deal, not big or bold enough. no one touched entitlement spending, no one fundamentally touched tax reform. knoll republicans and democrats show an ounce of backbone and actually do what's in the interest of the american people, rather than what's in their immediate political interest, i can't argue with s&p 500's conclusion. >> our problems are imminently solvable and we know what we have to do to solve them. >> that pleased the head of standard and poor's. >> it was a renewed sense of urgency we heard from him was encouraging. >> s&p do
Aug 10, 2011 5:00am EDT
markets to finish tuesday with impressive gains. nbc's steve handlesman has more. >> reporter: the stock markets were bouncing back the day after the big drop, after federal reserve policymakers met in washington, and decided against new intervention. the fed will keep interest rates super low, as a stimulus for two more years and not buy u.s. bonds. >> the fed is out of bullets. anything additional it could do, would have a imaginal consequence. >> reporter: the markets dropped. >> thank you so much for coming out. >> reporter: in iowa, tea party republican, michele bachmann, blamed president obama for the crisis. >> president obama and the politicians have almost doubled the national debt in five years. that's why we're in trouble. >> reporter: democrats grabbed the gop solution, spending cuts. >> you cannot balance the budget with 19 million to 14 million people. >> reporter: a plane flew a banner. thanks for the downgrade. you should all be fired. and investors realized the fed move guaranteed two years of easy borrowing, could spur business, stocks rocketed up for huge gains. >>> an
Aug 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
day of trade since apple co-founder steve jobs' resignation, shares fell only slightly. a sharp drop thursday on germany's dax. at one point by as much as 5% increased jitters and selling on wall street. >>> new jobs numbers also fuelled selling. u.s. jobless claims rose last week to their highest point in five weeks, but that was largely inflated by formally striking workers at verizon. >>> after two days of sharp declines, gold rose more than 1%. elsewhere delta plans to spend billions buying 100 boeing 737 jets to upgrade its fleet. >>> finally, the gas-guzzling favorite of the rich and famous is also apparently the favorite of thieves. a new study finds the cadillac escalade is the most likely vehicle to be targeted by crooks. >>> coming up, preseason football heats up. the red sox live off the long ball, and the u.s. final is set in little league baseball. plus, the new york yankees do something that has never been done before in the entire history of baseball. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. >>> welcome back to "first look," i'm lynn berry. despite all the things
Aug 3, 2011 5:00am EDT
on chris matthews, he asked steve israel what he thinks of the debt deal and how it will play out for congressional members returning to the homefront for the next month. >> is it a great deal? no. but it's a done deal. these members of congress are going home, going back to their districts, and we will hold them accountable. >> most of what goes on in the hill, not most, i shouldn't say that what goes on on the floor is transparent. i saw happy faces on the republican side. boehner looks relieved, you guys are hanging heads, you're bowed down. i don't see the physical manifestation of a happy democratic party. am i missing something? >> who can be happy when you are in negotiation with people who said they are willing to destroy the economy of this country and pull it over the cliff. they may think they're happy on the floor but they're going home to their district and we're giving them an accountability august. we will ask them to defend the indefensible. i don't know what the weather service is saying about the temperature in august, but for these republicans it will be very, v
Aug 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
call of duty game. facebook will give advertisers more access. finally, what do bill gates, steve jobs, and mark zuckerberg all have in common? they top gq's list of worst dressed men in silicon valley. >>> the resident crisis may be behind us, but the nation's economy is far from healthy. last night michael eric dyson who guest hosted the ed show asked bill maher if he thinks some democrats are becoming disillusioned with president obama's leadership. >> i think for a lot of people who like obama, and we always will like obama, we love him as a person, you know, he's such a breath of fresh air as a president, a hip, smart law professor. but there's just something missing there as far as the way he fights back. unless he's just more conservative than we thought. but whatever it is, i have to tell you, the magic is gone after the bush tax cuts, after he he rolled over on that and a number of other things. and this latest one, he has no credibility with me. i mean, i heard him the other day getting right back on the podium saying, well, now we need tax increases, he with need to get some
Aug 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
finish with a two under 68. you may recall a couple weeks ago tiger fired his long-time caddy steve williams. now williams has paired up with adam scott. scott is playing like the tiger of old. he's your leader after the first round at eight under. perhaps williams is a good luck charm. >>> quick football note. the san francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver braylon edwards to a one-year contract. edwards caught seven touchdowns with the jets last season. >>> baseball, the cardinals' moleini has been suspended for five games when he threw a tantrum thursday. he bumped the umpire, arguing balls and strikes. he didn't spit on drake, but as you see, rob needed goggles and a shower cap while listening to molina. >>> the games now, seesaw battle between the rays and blue jays. tampa ties it in the bottom of the inning with the homer. they exchange a pair of runs in the 11th. in the 12th, the rays finally end it. squeezing one in through the hole, in comes the writtening run. ways get the 7-6 win in 1. >>> red sox, you've got company atop the a.l. east. the yankees beat chicago 7-2, set
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